News Man tries to rape teen girl in stairwell of Bronx building, NYPD says The NYPD is looking for a man they said tried to rape of a 13-year-old girl on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Photo Credit: NYPD By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Updated August 31, 2017 1:45 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The man police said followed a 13-year-old girl and tried to rape her inside the stairwell of her friend’s apartment building in the Bronx remains at large more than two weeks after the assault. The girl was visiting her friend inside a building near Southern Boulevard and Leggett Avenue in Woodstock at about 7:45 p.m. on Aug. 14, 2017, when the man followed her inside, cops said. He followed her into a stairwell and put his hands down her pants, attempting to take off her clothes, they said. The girl resisted and was able to fight him off, police said. The man, believed to be in his mid-20s, fled in an unknown direction. The NYPD released surveillance footage of him days after the incident, and a sketch was released on Wednesday. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. By Nicole Brown email@example.com @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.